Rev. Joseph Loya, OSA, PhD
Director, Russian Area Studies
Associate Professor, Theology and Religious Studies
Theology and Religious Studies Department
Our Faculty and Staff
Our Russian Area Studies Program is served by administrators and professors with degrees from such institutions as the University of Pennsylvania, University of Notre Dame, Boston College, University of Lodz-Poland, Rutgers University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Fordham University. They participate in conferences within the U.S. and abroad; are members of national academic editorial and professional boards; are sought out as expert media commentators and have received numerous grants and awards. Their published research and teaching expertise covers wide-ranging aspects of Russian area studies such as Russian language and literature, comparative politics, international relations and economic policy, revolutionary movements and periods, religious thought and life, and historical biography.